Brenda Tau

19yo impresses

Papua New Guinea has a rich history in this contest with many members of the Hebou PNG Barramundis and CPL PNG Lewas playing at the tournament for many years.

One of the most notable Western Australian players being Brad Hogg, who has won 2 World Cups, played Tests, ODIs and T20s for Australia and is still going at the ripe age of 46.

“I’ve been in the country two or three times now, and just seeing the way PNG cricket has taken off, and starting to be a presence in the world has been great,” said Hogg when he was in Papua New Guinea as a coach in March 2017.

Lewas fall agonisingly short against Scotland

After winning the toss and sending Scotland into bat on another hot and humid day in Colombo, the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas bowled out Scotland for 169 off the last ball of the innings.

Scholes (35) and Priddle (31) were the best of the Scotland batters, while Lewas captain, Pauke Siaka, picked up career-best 6/19 in just seven overs. Norma Ovasuru, Mairi Tom and Kaia Arua also took a wicket each. 

In reply, the Lewas got off to a brilliant start with Tanya Ruma (32) and Brenda Tau (46) putting on 72 runs for the opening wicket in 23.3 overs before Ruma was run-out again.